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Bev’s Cancer Update (12/8/14)

Dear Friends,

The past week has been a rollercoaster of emotions for my wife, Bev, and me: surprise, concern, tenderness, and faith.

A quick review. In August 2012, Bev was diagnosed with breast cancer, and a double mastectomy was performed. Six months later we discovered that the cancer had spread to her bones, and she experienced excruciating pain a year. Thankfully, seven months ago the cancer went into remission, and she has been largely been pain-free.

Last Monday during a visit to her oncologist, they discovered that the markers in her blood work were elevated – really elevated! This indicates that the cancer could be out of remission. She has a full body scan scheduled for the 10th and a CAT scan on the 14th.

We thank the Lord Jesus Christ that He has proven His consistent, faithful love and care for our family for more than four decades. We love the Lord’s precious promises in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave you, nor will I ever forsake you.” We also know that He is able to do anything, As Jeremiah said, “Nothing is too difficult for Thee.” And our God is in complete control of this challenge, “We adore you has being in control of everything” (1 Chronicles 29:11).

I want to thank the many of you’ve prayed for Bev during her journey with cancer. We would be incredibly grateful if you join us in specifically praying that (1) the cancer has not spread, and (2) that the Great Physician would heal her completely.

During this Christmas season, may we all appreciate the time with our family and friends, and focus on Jesus Christ – Emanuel – God who lives in us!


Howard Dayton


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